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Flobert has become something of a generic name for simple breech loading pistols (some long guns too) but a true Flobert has no breech closure. The cartridge head is open to the world until the hammer falls. In place of breech blockage, it has a massively heavy hammer that has the firing pin as a part of it. The heavy hammer provides breech closure for its very low powered cartridge.

Yours is primitive breech loading pistol of break open design, probably as others have said, intended for indoor amusement shooting.

There were countless designs & configurations by as many makers in mid 1800s which makes ID & source unlikely. Yours probably once was a handsome piece, considering the detail of its stock, etc.

Here's another one the same comments apply to except it is percussion ignition, barrel breaks down & the little breech block bearing the nipple hinges sideways. I was probably best to shoot the .31 cal perc paper cartridge.

 

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Your definition of 'indent' must be different from mine, which is something like " indent = a depression in an otherwise undisturbed surface" -- which is probably close to that of a dictionary.

That said, the only thing (not 3) that comes close is the circular recess that surrounds the bore, the purpose of which is to provide space for the head of the cartridge, which is larger than the cylindrical part of the cartridge case.

If my above stab at ID didn't get it, in order to end what is becoming a charade, maybe you could post a picture with arrows pointing to the ' 3 indents' to insure accurate communication.
 

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OK 'indent' ID'ed OK. The middle one is approx. where a rimfire firing pin would strike a BB cap. No explanation why and it would/could take a lot of over-travel of the firing pin to indent the chamber edge. No logical explanation why 3, unless both overtravel and very loose-worn breech existed. From what I see of your other pix, the gun does not show advanced wear..

I've about exhausted my guesswork. I haven't seen the set-trigger mentioned, which further confirms its quality & intent for target shooting. The little knob just behind the trigger with cross-drilled holes is for adjusting the trigger sensitivity.
 
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